Lectures

addis piero

Piero Addis

Marine biologist with 25 years of professional experience in fundamental and applied ecology; fish ecology, reproductive biology, fish demography; experimental ecology, sustainable development in coastal areas. He carries out research and technological development for sustainable aquaculture. Responsible for several environmental research programs, mainly in fisheries science and conservation of marine resources. Administrative experience in management for local, national and international projects (ICCAT/GBYP projects; EU-FP7, ERA-NET, Horizon2020, EMFF projects). He has a long experience with EU procedures related to project/program, design/implementation and monitoring/evaluation of the budget. PI in the EU SME funded project “ResUrch” and in the project Era-Net Blue Bio “InEVal” (2014-2017 and 2020-present). He has experience in working in multicultural environments and leading/coordinating multidisciplinary teams. Is author of over 45 articles in ISI journals.

BAHRAMIRAD

Shay Bahramirad

Vice President of Engineering and Smart Grid at ComEd, where he holds the role of strategic business leader, leading the efforts to visualize and implement the transformation of the electricity grid of the 21st century and the new energy economy. He is responsible for ComEd’s vision on the grid of the future and the communities of the future, developing models to enable better resilience, sustainability, STEM education and energy equity.
She’s a member of the Editorial Board of Electricity Journal, a contract professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and IEEE/PES Vice President for New Initiatives and Dissemination, oversees the organization’s engagement with global policy makers and develops strategies for the next generation of standards and facilities, including the development of smart cities.
She holds several degrees, including a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management in the Northwestern Women’s Senior Leadership program.

Balletto

Ginevra Balletto

Professor of Sustainable Urban Design and Planning of Georisources at the University of Cagliari, he focuses his research on cities and territory, on different but related topics, such as sports, military areas, the recovery of abandoned buildings. Interdisciplinary for training, he collaborates in research groups with geographers, geologists, economists, sport-designers and doctors of national and international value.

BISSON

Mario Bisson

Associate Professor at the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano where he teaches Industrial design, Visual elements for the project and Color at the School of Design. He is currently the Scientific Director of the Color Laboratory of the Department of Design, but his professional and didactic commitment started much earlier: from 1987 to 2008 he worked with Prof. Attilio Marcolli and taught in several important design schools (Morphology of Components, Industrial Design, The Language of Design, Visual Perception, Color). He has collaborated and still collaborates with many manufacturers and public institutions on research topics related to Color and Environmental Design. In order to deepen and broaden these themes he collaborated in the establishment of the Interdepartmental Laboratory EDME (Environmental Design and Multisensory Experience) of which he is now the scientific director. He also founded the association MDA (Mediterranean Design Association) of which he is scientific director.

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Claudio Carboni

A professional life in the name of Information Technology and Geography. For over 35 years he has been dealing with geographical information and geospatial infrastructure in leading companies such as Telespazio and Esri Italia. Thanks to the experience and knowledge acquired, he has always had the opportunity to identify solutions capable of improving operational and decision-making processes as well as those related to the communication of organizations, operating in heterogeneous application contexts, where Geographic information is a key element. Currently in Esri Italy, with the role of Evangelist / Solution Architect, he carries out business development activities and promotes the Science of Where culture, realized with the use of the ArcGIS platform.

CASTAN BROTO

Vanesa Castan Broto

Professor of Climate Urban Planning at the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield, where she leads a team of researchers working on urban responses to climate change, climate change policies and location-based environmental governance. She is Principal Investigator of the Low Carbon Action in Ordinary Cities (LOACT) project funded by the European Research Council (2019-2024) and Community Energy and Sustainable Energy Transitions in East Africa (CESET) funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (2020-2023). His latest books are Urban Energy Landscapes (Cambridge University Press) and Urban Sustainability and Justice (with Linda Westman, ZED Books).

Cighetti

Gianluca Cighetti

He currently deals with Business Development of “Smart Mobility” and “Smart City” issues.
He is involved in two development programs that have as their objective the definition of solutions inherent to the spectrum of solutions related to Urban Mobility and the development of innovative solutions to make metropolitan areas more intelligent and “appealing”.
The first project aims to develop the autonomous vehicle and all the dynamics of V2V, V2I and V2X, through an industrial research path that sees the Politecnico di Milano, ATM, Vodafone, Generali, Brembo and Pirelli among the main sponsors of the initiative.
The second project aims to develop the urban sustainability of the city of Milan, based on the needs matured during the Covid pandemic. The initiative is sponsored by Assolombarda and 20 other “consortium” companies.
In addition to these areas, his activity sees him engaged with Insurance, T&T, and Automotive companies to develop initiatives and service models based on emerging technologies such as IioT, CBM and 3D Printing.
In the recent past, his professional trajectory has led him to the roles of DPO for IBM Italia, Hybrid Cloud Offering Manager for IBM EU, General Manager of Client Innovation Center Italia (CIC), Transformation & Special Projects Leader for LoB GTS of IBM Italia.

CAVICCHIOLI CRISTINA

Cristina Cavicchioli

Graduated in 1989 in Physics, at the State University of Milan. First in CISE, then in RSE she gained experience in the field of environmental assessment of the social acceptability of energy devices (nuclear, renewable, geological storage of carbon dioxide, electric car), urban areas, in the assessment of the sustainability of electro-energy scenarios. Since 2013 she is responsible for national and European projects on energy efficiency in different sectors (residential, industry and services, transport), smart cities and e-mobility.

Clotilde Cochinaire

IOT Solutions Expert at Huawei Technologies for Western Europe. Her role consists in building strategies and solutions on different industrial segments, especially in the public domain, smart territories, smart cities and smart buildings. She build the trust for authorities and CxO level, and is involved in normalization and methods at AFNOR and EBIOS.
Double graduated engineer, black belt and graduated from Babson College and Executive MBA at HEC, has 22 years’ experience in telecom, IoT and industry market, both in carriers and consulting companies. Has successfully developed the IoT business in aerospace, manufacturing, logistics and public domain.
In her different roles as large team manager, support leader, program director, solutions and business development senior manager, she has been result-oriented and customer-centric to give the vision, the direction and build the overall solution with partners. As a Director of 2IDO Industrial Internet for Objects and Operators, an innovative consortium for industrials and DGE of France, she was in charge of the strategy, marketing and solutions. Was also the program director of the Lora Network for a French carrier network.

Cois

Ester Cois

PhD in Comparative Social Research, she is a researcher in Territorial Sociology at the Departments of Political, Social and Architecture Sciences of the University of Cagliari and Director of the scientific journal “Sociologica. International Journal of Sociological Debate”. Her interests focus on the processes of creating social inequalities through the use and regulation of urban and rural spaces.

Cuncu

Ugo Concu

He founded UCNET in 1999, a company that deals with projects of excellence in the fields of new technologies and rail transport throughout Europe. Its Energy Consultants, experts in the conscious use of energy and environmental protection, successfully follow projects in the fields of Renewable Energy, Home Automation, Air Conditioning, Automation and Safety. The creators of Eneroad.com, have for years embraced Electric Mobility and its environmental and social impact in Italy and worldwide. Technicians, system integrators, engineers and consultants are divided in the various operational points between Cagliari, Bologna, Milan, Rome and Florence. Innovators par excellence, for years they have been actively engaged in disseminating, training and informing users and professionals dealing, among all, with topics such as circular economy and energy efficiency.

DESOGUS

Giuseppe Desogus

Graduate in Civil Engineering in 2000 and PhD in Building Engineering in 2006, with a thesis on “Design and construction criteria to improve energy saving in Mediterranean buildings”. He is currently a researcher in Architectural Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture of the University of Cagliari and holds courses in the same subject for both Architecture and Engineering students. His scientific interests concern the design and monitoring of energy efficient buildings and the integration of renewable energies. With reference to these subjects he has actively participated in several national and international scientific projects and is author and co-author of scientific books and articles, published in national and international journals and proceedings.

Giorgio DebPonti

Giorgio De Ponti

Product Strategy Manager of the Epta Group and Food Retail Designer, since 2012 he is Contract Professor of Integrated Design at the Faculty of Design of the Politecnico di Milano, member of ADI – Association for Industrial Design, A4Mit – Alliance for Materials Italia and Italian representative in EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) “Food Refrigeration Equipment”. The development of new sales concepts for Retail, ergonomic analysis and the continuous search for social dynamics are the basis of his work.

DUCATO

Daniela Ducato

Born in Cagliari in 1960, awarded by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, with the honor of Knight of the Republic Iper high environmental merits, recently awarded by the American magazine Fortune with the Miiw – Most Influent Innovative Women as the most innovative entrepreneur in Italy, has contributed through the economy of relationship to the birth in 2010 of the green industry supply chains EDIZERO Architecture for Peace. The more than 150 EDIZERO products made with zero or almost zero km industry, are distinguished by being of renewable vegetable surplus or recycled minerals, zero petrochemical derivatives, zero pollutants, zero water, zero primary land consumption. EDIZERO products, certified and present on the market, awarded with over 200 national and international awards among the most prestigious in the world, are specific for the following sectors: construction, energy saving, geotechnics, agrotechnics, interior design, packaging, furniture, bedding, sanitation, ecodiserbo.

 

Epifani

Stefano Epifani

Lecturer of internet studies in Sapienza, where he has been teaching since 2003. He currently collaborates with UN Habitat coordinating the BERT project “Beyond Emergency Response Team”, to develop scenarios of use of digital technologies in respect of human rights for the management of post-crisis related to COVID-19. In 2012 he founded Tech Economy, today Tech Economy 2030: the first Italian digital magazine dedicated to the theme of Digital Sustainability. In 2015 he founded the Digital Transformation Institute, a research institute of which he is still President. He has defined the sustainable development strategies oriented to Industry 4.0 for the major federations of Italian companies. Journalist, he has several essays on digital technology in its impact on economy and society. He is part of numerous institutional working groups at national and international level. His latest book is “Digital Sustainability: why sustainability cannot do without digital transformation”.

FANCELLO

Gianfranco Fancello

Born in Nuoro, now lives in Cagliari. Married with two daughters. Graduated in Civil Transport Engineering and PhD. Associate Professor at DICAAR – Department of Civil Engineering, Environment and Architecture of the University of Cagliari; his courses are “Freight Transport and Supply Chain”, “Urban Transport” and the Degree Laboratory “Evaluation of Transport Projects” for Civil Engineering. He is General Manager of Centralabs, Center of Excellence Transport of Sardinia, a consortium of companies with the University of Cagliari and Sassari and several public and private companies in the transport sector. Since 1992 he carries out research activities on the interaction between land use and transport, human factors related to the active and passive safety of transport, maritime transport, goods and supply chain. He is scientific coordinator and technical director of several national and international research projects. He is author of 5 books and about 90 articles. He has collaborated with several public administrations and some private companies for the development of projects and plans in the field of transport, traffic and mobility.

Raffaele Gareri

He graduated in Electronic Engineering in Genoa and obtained a Master in Management for Local Authorities at Bocconi. He worked at VDS Video Display Systems, Province of Savona, Province of Brescia and Municipality of Rome.
He was for three years the president of ENTO, an association of the Council of Europe to support the integration of the 47 countries in the field of local government.
He led PPP projects for smart lighting and IoT infrastructure in 28 small municipalities. The project was awarded in December 2018 by the Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano as the best innovation project among local authorities.
In March 2018 he founded The Smart City Association Italy (https://thesmartcityassociation.org), a non-profit organization that promotes models and experiences for the development of smart communities. He was the president for the first year.
He is currently Director of the Digital Transformation Department of Roma Capitale and Head of the Digital Transition.

GHIANI

Emilio Ghiani

Associate Professor of Power System at the University of Cagliari. Current research interests concern the fields of planning and management of energy distribution systems and the development of tools for the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage devices in smart grids. He is author of more than 80 papers published in international journals or presented at various national and international conferences, h Index 17, 1300+ Citations (Scopus). He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the AEIT.

GIRARDI-HOOG

Julia Girardi-Hoog

She holds a PhD in Sociology of Architecture and has been working in the field of urban renewal since 2012. He managed the largest smart city project in Vienna called “Smarter Together” and is now head of the Department of Social Services at the Vienna Social Building. He currently teaches at the Technical University of Vienna.

GIUSTO

Daniele D. Giusto

He received his degree in Electronic Engineering and PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Since 1994 he has been a permanent member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Italy, where he became full professor of Telecommunications in 2002. His research interests are in the area of smart cities, sensor and IoT networks, mobile and professional networks, digital media. Dr. Giusto is a senior member of the IEEE, has been a member of the IEEE Standard Committee (2007-2010), has been the Italian delegate in the ISO-JPEG and is the Italian delegate in the ISO-Smart Cities committees.

Impagliazzo Carlo

Carlo Impagliazzo

Software engineer and system administrator at CRS4. He graduated in ICT at the University of Cagliari (2003). He is specialized in user profiling, system design, open source technologies, Web based applications, software engineering, database design, Python programming. Experiences as Freelance Developer from 1995 to 2002, SysAdmin & developer at CRS4 from 2002 to 2008 in ICT Program and from 2008 in HPCN and then SPD programs, working for MIUR / training / consulting and internal updating projects always with innovative solutions and technologies. Today his interest is in Smart Cities and automation.

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Roberto Lippi

Roberto Lippi is a political scientist, with over 30 years of experience in planning and managing international cooperation initiatives, in the fields of sustainable development, territorial planning and governance, innovation and promotion of human rights. Since 2013, he is an executive of UN-Habitat (United Nations specialized Agency for urban and territorial development). As UN-H Coordinator for the Andean Countries (2016-2020), he participated in the realization of the 3rd UN Global Conference for Sustainable Urban Development (Quito, October 2016), in which the “New Urban Agenda” was adopted. As senior advisor to Latin America Directorate of UN-H, he is currently leading the establishment of the Technical Secretariat of the Smart Latam Alliance, a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together international organizations, public institutions, companies and universities, in order to promote the concept of Smart cities and Smart territories in the LAC Region.

 

LOVATI

Marco Lovati

Master in Architectural Engineering at the University of Pavia. In 2016 he started a PhD at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Trento which was funded by the EURAC research center. The PhD thesis was successfully defended on May 22, 2020. During the thesis, he developed, together with colleagues, a method and a software tool for the dimensioning of integrated photovoltaic systems in an economic context based on self-consumption. From 2017 to 2019 he was WP leader in the EnergyMatching H2020 project. In the project were applied the design methods developed for the design of 3 BIPV systems as part of the retrofit of 3 buildings and neighborhoods in different European countries, the plants are now under construction. Transferred to the University of Dalarna (Sweden), his research focuses on future business models for collectively shared or P2P PV systems at district level using agent based models. The objective of this research is to investigate the financial and economic means to implement an optimally designed BIPV system.

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Massimiliano Mandarini

Architect, Biophilic Designer, Sustainable Manager and Green Building coach deals with research, resilient innovation, strategic consulting and integrated design in the fields of Design, Creativity, Sustainability, Architecture and Environmental Technologies. Designer and consultant of various projects and realizations in the public and private sector in Italy and abroad, winner of the World Green Design Awards in 2105 and the Green Building & Leadership Italia Awards in 2017. He teaches and researches at Politecnico di Milano (Research Group Environmental Design and Lab Edme) and at Domus Academy. Founder of Marchingenio Workshop Human Living Lab Design www.marchingenio.eu and Green Smart Living Start up Innovativa Clean Tech www.greensmartliving.it finalist of Unicredit Startlab. Appointed Academic by the European Academy for Economic and Cultural Relations A.E.R.E.C. in Rome, member of the Board of the Green Building Council Italia – Chapter Lombardia, member of IMAC Istituto Marangoni Advisory Committee, member of the Advisory Stakeholder Committee of Edison and of the Scientific Committee of Environment and Health.

Michela Marignani

Degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of Urbino. From 2004 to 2011 he held a permanent position as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Siena and La Sapienza University of Rome. In 2011 she became a researcher (permanent post) in Applied Botany and Environmental Sciences at the University of Cagliari where she currently holds the position of Associate Professor.
She is a member of the Scientific Council of the PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Cagliari. He is referee for several journals (e.g. Biological Conservation, Biodiversity and Conservation, PloS One).
Main research interests: use of floristic and vegetational data to prioritize sites for the conservation of botanical diversity, using a multitasking approach; landscape scale analysis, studies on the effects of fragmentation on biodiversity and definition of ecological networks at different scales; planning and evaluation of the scale effect in the monitoring of restoration ecology.

MARIN

Sandra Marin Herbert

Economist based in Malaga, Spain, with over 15 years of experience in promoting sustainable urban models from integrated approaches for local governments, co-financed by European funds. She is a senior expert at DG Regio to support cities in the development of their integrated urban strategies under Article 7 ERDF directly in the Member State or through the Urban Development Network (UDN). In the field of international urban cooperation, she is currently the coordinator of the Methodological Taskforce of the European Union’s International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme, supporting cities in the design of their cooperative action planning with China, India, Japan, Latin America and North America.

MASTROBUONI

Gustavo Mastrobuoni

Two degrees in humanities but a past as a computer technician first as a manager in Microsoft Italy and then as an executive in KPMG Advisory. He has taken part in many innovation projects of great importance in various PA and in the major Italian private companies and banks. During its career it has matured one vast experience in the thematic ones of the eGovernment (eProcurement, eCommerce, monitoring and protection of the Environment and the Territory) and the Cyber Security. He has participated as an expert in various technical tables of the various agencies, national and international, for the definition of standards and the drafting of technical guidelines for interoperability, digital identities and INA-SAIA registries. Since 2004 he has dedicated himself to teaching as a contract professor at various universities (Tor Vergata, LUISS, Link Campus) and from 2004 to 2010 he directed the Study and Research Center for High Technologies at Link Campus University. Startupper, with the Innovation dot, has taken part in several Research & Development projects in Italy and Europe, dealing with issues related to Security, Safety and Civil Protection. Currently, he holds the position of Digital Innovation Manager for the Techno Center group.

Giuseppe Melis

Professor of marketing, tourism marketing and communication. His research interests in the last five years have focused on the process of co-creation of value in tourist destinations and in particular on the relevance of collaboration and learning processes in the definition of territorial and business development strategies.

MILLS

Gerald Mills

Geographer with experience on the urban environment and in particular on city climates. His research on urban climatology began more than three decades ago with the work of modeling and measuring the climate of city streets. He has published several articles on aspects of urban climate and is a co-author of Urban Climates, a comprehensive textbook on urban climate science. His current work focuses on the development of a global database on cities suitable for urban climate studies as part of the World Urban Access and Portal Tools (WUDAPT) project. He is a member of the team of global meteorological organizations that are developing the integrated urban services strategy to enable the United Nations Urban Agenda program, which aims to: adopt and implement disaster risk reduction and management, reduce vulnerability, build resilience and responsiveness to natural and man-made hazards, promote climate change mitigation and adaptation. He has been involved with the International Association for Urban Climates (IAUC) since its foundation in 2000 and has been editor of its newsletter (Urban News), as President and Treasurer.

 

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Marco Moretti

He started his career after university in 1993 in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture): 13 years of experience in the energy sector, both in process reengineering and systems integration, managing several projects in the main national and international energy operators and in the different energy value chains. In 2007 he moved from consulting and joined, as IT Head, Energie Investimenti (a dual fuel sales JV between Gaz De France and CAMFIN SpA) managing the integration and start-up of Italcogim Energie. In 2010 he was promoted as CIO in GDF SUEZ Energia Italia & South Europe (now ENGIE), which consolidated the group’s Italian GDF SUEZ activities in electricity, dual fuel sales and infrastructure. In 2015 it becomes Group CIO of A2A. In 2016 he founded A2A Smart City, the NewCo that designs and builds digital sustainable cities and smart cities (www.a2asmartcity.it) based on new emerging innovative technologies, which today employs > 140 human resources, has reached 10M € EBITDA and has recently launched the roadmap to achieve the Benefits-Corporation certification (SDG sustainability mark). Today as CIO of the A2A Group is also responsible for the Roadmap for the Transformation of Digital Innovation.

MUNTONI

Aldo Muntoni

Full professor of Environmental Engineering at the Department of Civil-Environmental Engineering and Architecture of the University of Cagliari, Italy, where he teaches the academic courses of Contaminated Sites Recovery & Remediation, and Solid Waste Management. He is the chairman of the Geoengineering and Environmental Technologies PhD Course Committee of the University of Cagliari. His main fields of interest are solid waste management, energy and material recovery from waste, hazardous waste stabilization, soil and sediment remediation. In last 15 years he has worked on several national and international projects focusing on energy recovery from biodegradable residues through biological processes and remediation of contaminates soils and sediments. He is author and co-author of about 190 scientific papers published on international and national journals, international and national books, proceedings of international conferences. He is Co-Chairman of the Task Group on Waste Biorefinery of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG).

ORIGGI

Gianmaria Origgi

Graduated in building engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2008 and he specialized in designing of energy efficient building and territorial energy planning working for both the private and public sector. He has been working as a new territories development specialist for Edison Group since 2017 dealing with the analysis of the natural potentials and anthropic features of the territory for business development, the identification of projects and initiatives to develop in the field of energy efficiency, building energy renovation, district heating networks and sustainable mobility, and the implementation of multifunction and multiscale digital tools and platforms to plan, design and manage smart cities and territories with different types of detail, from the building level to the urban one.

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Giangiacomo Ortu

Full professor in retirement, he has taught modern history, history of economy and history of the territory in the Faculty of Political Science and Engineering and Architecture of the University of Cagliari. His research interests have mainly focused on the history of legal, economic and political institutions between the Middle Ages and the contemporary age. Among his most widespread works, Villaggio e poteri signorili in Sardegna, Laterza 1996, Lo Stato moderno. Historical profiles, Laterza 2001, The Sardinia of the judges, The Mistral 2005, Sardinia between Arborea and Aragon, The Mistral 2017, The prince, the philosopher, the architect. Transdisciplinary perspectives on European architecture in the modern age, Cuec 2014.

Stefano Pili

Stefano Pili Graduated in Environmental Engineering and in Architectural Engineering at the university of Cagliari. He take the PhD in Land and Urban Planning (2012) with a thesis about a GIS based decision support system for the integration of building energy efficiency in the urban planning process.
His main research interests are: energy efficiency of the building heritage, protection and enhancement of historic centers and wetlands and, more widely, GIS based methodologies to support urban planning and land sustainable development.
Actually he works at the Sotacarbo SPA and is involved on the project AUREE (Urban Energy Abacus of the buildings heritage) that is a GIS Based tool aimed to support the urban building heritage renovation and energy efficiency enhancement process. The project develops and tests an approach based on a simple Urban Building Energy Modeling (UBEM) and a web based participative tool specifically addressed to small or medium sized Cities. The case studio is based on the city of Carbonia (20.000 inh.) of the southern Sardinia (Italy)

ROCCELLA

Graziella Roccella

Responsible for the direction of Research Product Design at Planet Smart City. With a PhD in Architecture, she worked as a lecturer in Architectural and Urban Design at the Polytechnic of Turin, with a focus on Smart City issues. Her path with the company began in 2016 and since then has played a key role in the development of the world’s first smart city with social housing for 20,000 inhabitants, currently under construction in Fortaleza, Brazil. She has also actively contributed to upcoming developments in India, such as R10 in Life Republic, Pune, where she developed the Innovation Hub project. Her areas of expertise include innovation and research on intelligent solutions to integrate into urban design. She has experience and extensive knowledge on modeling procedures, best practices and innovative business models that enhance real estate values. She is also the author of numerous international publications related to contemporary housing culture, architects and masters of contemporary history. Her book “Gio Ponti, Master of Lightness” has been published by TASCHEN in five languages. She has written articles and worked on the scientific committee of the Encyclopedia The A-Z of Modern Architecture, published by Taschen.

ROSATO

Vittorio Rosato

He obtained a degree (M.Sc.) in Physics at the University of Pisa (1979) and a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Nancy (1986). He worked for a long time in computational physics, in particular in condensed matter and materials science. He is currently Head of the ENEA Laboratory of Analysis and Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Head of the Italian Node of the European Centre for Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis (EISAC.it). His current research activities range from risk analysis to the design of Decision Support Systems for the management of complex technological networks. He holds the role of Supervisor and Evaluator of projects for the EU, for the Ministry of University and Research and for the Ministry of Economic Development; he is also consultant of several Italian Regions and the Ministry of Defence. He is and has been Coordinator of several National Projects. He is co-founder and majority shareholder of Ylichron Srl (a software engineering company) and Genechron Srl (a biotechnology company) where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is author of more than 120 scientific articles in specialized journals.

Giuseppina Vacca

Giuseppina Vacca Professor of Topography and Photogrammetry at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architecture Engineering of the University of Cagliari. Her research activities mainly concern Digital Terrestrial and Drone-based Photogrammetry, Topographic DBs and Geographic Information Systems, Laser scanner survey systems. Associate Editors of the International magazine “Applied Geomatics” published by Springer. Since 2007 she has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Photogrammetry and Topography (SIFET) of which she was president from 2015 to 2018. Director of the CD of the ASITA Federation for geographical data. From 2012 to 2016 Co-Chair of WG II/7 Intelligent Spatial Decision Support of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. From 2016 to date Co-Chair of WG IV/6 SDI: Internet of Things and Spatial Decision Support of ISPRS. Since 2018 President of the Training School Foundation of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Cagliari.

Dan van der Horst

Dan Van Der Horst

Is an expert on societal transitions towards sustainability and holds a personal Chair in Energy, Environment & Society at the University of Edinburgh. Has extensive experience in leading and supervising interdisciplinary, citizen-oriented and policy-relevant research on the adoption of low carbon technologies and lifestyles. He has (co-)authored >100 research papers and reports in the last 16 years and developed a novel interdisciplinary MSc programme called Energy, Society and Sustainability, attracting > 100 students since 2016.